Platte County 1st Responder Radio System
The Platte County Radio system is part of the Metropolitan Area Regional Radio System (MARRS), a radio system of radio systems. MARRS is a trunked simulcast 800 MHz radio system that was established through the use of federal grant dollars and additional local investment. The objective of MARRS was to create a seamless radio system for public safety and emergency services personnel across jurisdictional and state boundaries. Prior to the creation of MARRS, public safety agencies would have to patch radios from different agencies together. MARRS allows public safety personnel to respond to emergencies more efficiently by unifying the radio systems across jurisdictional boundaries.
Two host agencies, Johnson County, KS and the City of Kansas City, MO. serve as the MARRS host agencies with all other radio systems connect to. Other agencies have subsequently joined with the MARRS system, the City of Independence, Platte County, Mo., Cass County, Mo, Wyandotte Co., KS, Lee’s Summit, MO, Excelsior Springs, MO and Eastern Jackson County, MO. These agencies combined have created a regional radio system with approximately the same footprint of the State of Connecticut.
Footprint of MARRS
Metropolitan Area Regional Radio System (MARRS)
Missouri Statewide Interoperable Network (MOSWIN)